GEO information in disaster situations

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A 3-week course for humanitarian professionals

Credits: 5 ECTS

Level: Master level course

COURSE CONTENT. This course provides an overview of tools available in the Geographic Information System (GIS) software for situation mapping. Through work on a specific case study, you get hands-on experience in identifying, collecting, preparing, analysing and creating situation maps for a disaster-prone city.

LEARNING OUTCOMES. After completing this course, you will be able to critically analyse the prerequisites and challenges for effective situation analysis; carry out rapid mapping; and undertake preliminary damage assessments. You will be able to work with basic GIS tools to prepare situation maps.

MASTER OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT. Become a professional disaster risk management specialist. The Master of Disaster Management provides you with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and disaster response. Geo Information in Disaster Situations is an elective course in the Master’s programme.

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DKK 18,500 for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and DKK 25,000 for non-EU/EEA citizens.
The fees cover course registration, course materials, software and examination and does not include accommodation, living expenses and transportation costs in Copenhagen.

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